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The climate in Cape Verde

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 4 measuring stations in Cape Verde.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Climate zone: tropics

It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 24 degrees. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Praia. The coldest is São Vicente.

Duration of daylight and sunshine in Cape Verde

hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Cape Verde
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Cape Verde
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Cape Verde
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Cape Verde
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Cape Verde
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in Cape Verde
Climate charts for other country parts in Cape Verde

Temperature records of the last 58 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1963 to March 2021 was reported by the Sal Espargos weather station. In September 2017 the record temperature of 41.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 2 weather stations in Cape Verde , was recorded in 1990 with an average temperature of 27.2 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 25.9 degrees Celsius.

The coldest day in these 58 years was reported by the weather station Sal Espargos. Here the temperature dropped to 10.6 °C in April 2017. Sal Espargos lies at an altitude of 56 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1986 with an average temperature of 19.6 °C. In Cape Verde, it is usual to have about 1.9 degrees more at 21.5 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in September 1967. With 7.7 mm per day, the Sal Espargos weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 58 years.




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